Ali (actor)

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Birth name Ali Basha
Born (1968-10-10) 10 October 1968 (age 46)[1]
Rajahmundry, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse Zubeda Sultana Begum
(m.2004–present (03 children))
Parent(s) Mohammed Basha
Zaitun Bibi

Ali is a South Indian actor who has acted in more than 1000 films in Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood film industries. He is a regular actor in Puri Jagannath and Pawan Kalyan movies. He recently received a Doctorate honour. The Academy of Global Peace conferred an honorary doctorate to Ali on 25 May 2013 at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Early life[edit]

Ali was born in a poor family in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a tailor and his mother was a housewife. He has one brother named Khayyum, who is also an actor.He had got married on 23 January 2004 at Mandapeta. He has two daughters and a son (Mohd. Fathima Rameezun, Mohd Abdul Subhan & Zuveria Meethi)


Ali had developed a passion for acting since childhood. He used to perform mimicry shows during festivals and marriage events. He came into the movie industry with the help of Jitu Mohan Mitra, Rajahmundry's well known musical company. When he heard that director Bharathi Raja was looking for new child artists to act in his movie "Seethakoka Chiluka", Ali went to Chennai and attended the screening at Bharathi Raja's office. Bharathi Raja was pleased with Ali's performance and gave him his first film role.

As a child artist, Ali had acted in a variety of movies, but as he grew older, he was no longer suitable for child roles. He held on to the film industry in Chennai and waited for a breakthrough role. Ali started his second career in Tollywood as a comedian.

It was director S. V. Krishna Reddy who gave him the much-needed break with comic roles in his movies. Even though no suitable roles were present, S. V. Krishna Reddy used to create new roles for Ali. Reddy suggested Ali should have his own style of dialogue delivery. Ali developed his own style, which was popularly known as Chaata. Ali has also acted in Kannada movie Super (2010 Kannada film) which has done well.

Recently Pawan Kalyan stated that " Ali is my heart and there's no film without him" in Attarintiki Daredi audio function.[2]

He was awarded with Doctorate. Also a brand ambassador for Manmohan Jaadoo Malaam, an anti-itching medicine. Currently he is host for a talkie show called Ali Talkies in MAA TV and ATM in Gemini TV.[3]


Year Award Category Film Result
2003 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu) Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Won
2005 Super Won
2012 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Ishq Nominated


Main article: Ali filmography

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